|SHARP Award Presented to Friends Homes Inc.|
Greensboro, NC October 21, 2015
On October 28, 2015, Friends Homes Inc., one of Greensboro’s premier continuing care retirement communities, is being awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety and Health Achievement and Recognition Program (OSHA SHARP) Award. North Carolina’s Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, will present the SHARP Award to each of Friends Homes Inc. Communities; Friends Homes at Guilford and Friends Homes West. The presentation will be at the Friends Homes at Guilford campus located at 925 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC.
By achieving SHARP status, Friends Homes Inc. is placed in an elite group of small businesses that maintain injury and illness prevention programs. The SHARP award is actively held by only 160 out of more than 250,000 businesses in North Carolina. To qualify for SHARP, companies must undergo a comprehensive audit, correct all identified hazards, demonstrate that effective safety and health programs are in place, and maintain injury rates below the national average for the last three years.
Friends Homes Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1958 for the purpose of owning and operating a retirement community in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded by the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Friends Homes has two campuses, Friends Homes at Guilford and Friends Homes West. Friends Homes Inc. was founded to serve the needs of the 60+ population and offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. For more information, visit www.friendshomes.org.